Hanover College

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359 LaGrange Road
Hanover, IN 47243

Hanover College is a challenging and supportive community whose members take responsibility for lifelong inquiry, transformed learning, and meaningful service.\r\nHanover College students prepare for the future by embracing the present. Hanover’s students receive personal attention from professors in a highly caring environment. The College’s 10 to 1 student-faculty ratio and average class size of 12 students leads to interactive classes where students develop the skills necessary for critical thinking and problem-solving, skills that are essential in today’s rapidly changing world.\r\nIndividualized attention allows students to become actively engaged in experiential learning. Experiential learning is supported through the availability of a tuition-free academic internship for any interested student. Project-based internships through the College’s business program, the Center for Business Preparation, enable Hanover’s students to apply their critical thinking and problem-solving skills and develop a record of actual accomplishment before they graduate. Additional internships through the Career Center, including semester-long programs in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., provide opportunities for every student to explore careers and develop resumes during their four years at Hanover. In addition, nearly two-thirds of Hanover’s students take advantage of conducting research in partnership with a faculty mentor. Student research provides important experience that prepares them for medical school, graduate school and business careers. The result is outstanding placement of seniors in career opportunities or graduate school.\r\nHanover students are engaged nationally and internationally. The Hanover Capstone on great issues of the day provides one such opportunity. The 2009-2010 Capstone was entitled Food and Civilization. The \r\n2008-2009 Capstone entitled Water: The Rise and Fall of Civilization led to on-campus lectures by Zahi Hawass (Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities), Mia Farrow (activist and actress) speaking on Darfur, Bill Nye (The Science Guy) speaking on how Hanover students can do more with less and change the world, and Robert Kennedy, Jr. (activist) speaking on our environmental destiny. The 2007-2008 Capstone Global Climate Change included on-campus lectures by Jane Goodall, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Richard Leakey and Ed Begley, Jr. The culmination of each year’s Capstone is the publication of an anthology of the best student papers on that year’s subject.\r\n\r\nExperience is also gained through the College’s extensive study abroad program. From four-week spring term courses that travel to countries such as England, Ireland, South Africa, China, and Vietnam, to semester-long affiliated programs in Australia, Turkey, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain and Mexico, to summer research and internships in India, Thailand, Turkey and France, roughly 55% of Hanover students have traveled throughout the world. Most of these students received financial support from the College to assist them in taking advantage of this opportunity.\r\n\r\nThe Hanover experience extends beyond the classroom. Roughly one-third of Hanover’s students participate in NCAA athletics. Students do not have to major in theatre and music to participate and be eligible for scholarships in those outstanding programs. Every one of the College’s 55 student clubs and organizations, ranging from the campus newspaper to ultimate Frisbee, are established and run by students. The next new student club is the one you want to organize.\r\n\r\nAll of this occurs on a beautiful campus located on bluffs overlooking the Ohio River. Located in southeastern Indiana, Hanover possesses rural charm while located in the middle of a triangle that includes the major cities of Louisville (45 minutes away), Cincinnati (75 minutes) and Indianapolis (90 minutes).\r\n

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